Predictors of Initiation for Predialysis Arteriovenous Fistula.

@article{AlBalas2016PredictorsOI,
  title={Predictors of Initiation for Predialysis Arteriovenous Fistula.},
  author={Alian Al-Balas and Timmy Lee and Carlton Young and Jill Barker-Finkel and Michael A Allon},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={
          1802-1808
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The optimal timing of predialysis arteriovenous fistula surgery remains uncertain. We evaluated factors associated with hemodialysis initiation in patients undergoing predialysis arteriovenous fistula surgery and derived a model to predict future initiation of dialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Our study retrospectively identified 308 patients undergoing predialysis arteriovenous fistula creation at a large medical center in 2006-2012 to… CONTINUE READING
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